16 Apr 2018

Chinese Garden

Here's my sketch from the Chinese Garden, here in New Plymouth. I did the watercolour on the mid-left a while ago and the top-right one was sketched by Scott Wilson. It shows me sitting in the pavilion, getting the one last sunburn of the summer.

8 Apr 2018

5 Apr 2018

NZ Army Truck

There's a New Zealand Army recruitment office in New Plymouth. Sometimes, it will have a cool truck parked around the back. It's a type of older 1980's Mercedes-Benz Unimog with big tires and awesome tread.

4 Mar 2018

Multi Ethnic Extravaganza

Multi Ethnic Extravaganza, Irish singing, Asian dancing, Celtic guitar and pipes, English photographer

Belly Dancing

Well attended Multi Ethnic Extravaganza at the Racecourse

3 Mar 2018

Band Rotunda and Poet's Bridge, Pukekura Park.

Pukekura Park today. It's a nice spot to unwind. Here's the band rotunda and Poet's Bridge looking down from up the hill.

2 Mar 2018

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby


The American car festival, AmeriCARna, came around again. I ended up chatting with people, got distracted and mucked up a few sketches. That's the bad side to using a pen. I did get one sketch from the 2018 show though: a 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby.

20 Feb 2018

Summer's Closed

We've been having such great summer days that it's hard to find time to see the indoor exhibitions at Puke Ariki museum. We went to the show, "At the Beach: 100 years of summer fashion in New Zealand" on the last weekend before it closed and was refreshed by a new exhibit. The next day, we got tons of rain, here in New Plymouth, from a front of a cyclone. The day after that, we lost power for four hours due to strong winds. So... can we have an extension on the show and get our summer back?